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is a private limited company registered in England (Reg No. 2549296), having its Registered Office at
43 Chalton Street,
London NW1 1JD.

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43 Chalton Street,
London
NW1 1JD

+44 (0)20 7383 5784
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Bristol
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Colston Street. Bristol
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+44 (0)117 929 1997
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Glasgow
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Glasgow
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LUC Principal Ecologist to deliver Emerging Technology workshop

Our Principal Ecologist, Juli Titherington MEECW, is excited to be delivering a workshop at the Association of Environmental and Ecological Clerks of Works (AEECoW) Inaugural Spring Conference, later this month.  AEECoW is proud to announce the conference is being supported and [...]

March 9th, 2017|General news, Ecology|

Housing White Paper introduces new approach to great crested newt licensing

Natural England to roll-out Woking pilot across England Natural England (NE) is to implement a new strategic approach to great crested newt (GCN) licensing, which aims to achieve better outcomes for GCN conservation whilst streamlining the process for housing developers. [...]

February 28th, 2017|General news, Ecology|

LUC Ecology gears up for another busy survey season

Winter is traditionally a quieter time for ecologists. We use the time to reflect on the busy season of the previous year and develop and improve our skills to provide an even more efficient and client-focussed service. While winter 2016/17 hasn’t [...]

February 21st, 2017|General news, Ecology|

LUC ecological clerks of works keeping projects on track

Often development programmes can’t avoid the most ecologically sensitive seasons.  Every developer has been there.  With a fresh planning consent in hand, contractors are commissioned to commence works, only to be thwarted by an obstinate blackbird nesting defiantly in the [...]

LUC publishes Ecological Survey and Mitigation Calendar

We are pleased to publish our new Ecological Survey and Mitigation Calendar, to help developers and contractors get to grips with the complex world of ecological survey. If you have a project beginning on site this year, now is the time to [...]

New national guidelines for bat surveys published

The Bat Conservation Trust published their updated ‘Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists – Good Practice Guidelines’ this month.  The new guidelines, which have been adopted by Natural England and Scottish Natural Heritage as best practice, represent an overhaul of existing [...]

LUC Ecology team welcomes new members

LUC is delighted to further grow its Ecology team, with new ecologists joining our London and Bristol offices in order to better serve our clients. Consultant Ecologist Lorna Roberts has moved from London to our Bristol office. She’ll be closer to [...]

March 29th, 2016|General news, Services, Ecology|

LUC featured in Blueprint magazine

LUC was recently featured in Blueprint magazine, a bimonthly publication covering architecture, design and art. The article spoke about our work at The Level in Brighton, where we were involved from the inception of the stage 1 Heritage Lottery Fund bid and [...]

Revolutionary approach to identifying Great Crested Newts

Great Crested Newts have long caused headaches for developers and contractors. A new approach in Woking may provide a solution. A recent pilot was completed within the Woking Council area which saw a series of eDNA surveys (which test for GCN [...]

LUC’s ecological survey technologies at the cutting edge

Some developers expect our ecologists to be tweed-clad bearded bores, clinging to limp clipboards and soggy field maps. However, LUC’s Ecology Team is firmly in the 21st century, introducing new survey technologies and techniques to save time and money for our clients (some [...]